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Ronnie Carroll

Ronnie Carroll was born Ronald Cleghorn in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 18th of August 1934. He began his singing career in his home town and whilst working the variety theatres he met and fell in love with Millicent Martin, whom he married.

Soon after getting married, Millicent found fame appearing on TV's 'That Was The Week That Was'. With regular record releases, which began in 1956, Ronnie was a popular 'crooner' and was chosen to represent the UK in the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest with "Ring-A-Ding Girl" which achieved 4th position.

Due to lack of decent singing material, his chart success faded and his last singles were issued in 1964. At the same time, his marriage broke down which resulted in separation.

By the end of the 1960s, Ronnie's TV appearances had dwindled. During the 1970s he quit his singing career to start a business in the Windward Isles which unfortunately failed.

He later returned to London, and utilised his entertainment knowledge to become a manager in the entertainment world.

Besides his "Ring-A-Ding Girl", most people will fondly remember Ronnie's biggest chart success "Roses Are Red (My Love) which reached #3 in 1962.

Ronnie died on 13th April 2015.

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